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1 (a) Outline what is meant by delegated legislation and briefly explain, with examples, two forms of delegated
legislation. (15 marks)
(b) Outline and comment on the parliamentary and judicial controls over delegated legislation. (15 marks)
2 (a) Briefly describe three types of European Union law. (15 marks)
(b) Briefly discuss the role(s) of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and briefly explain the relationship between
the ECJ and the English courts. (15 marks)
3 (a) Briefly describe the following:
two rules of (approaches to) statutory interpretation
intrinsic (internal) aids available to judges when interpreting an Act of Parliament
extrinsic (external) aids available to judges when interpreting an Act of Parliament. (20 marks)
(b) Briefly discuss the advantages of the two rules (approaches) described in your answer to
Question 3(a). (10 marks)
4 (a) Describe in outline the key features of the doctrine of precedent and briefly explain how
a judge can avoid following a precedent. (20 marks)
(b) Discuss one advantage and one disadvantage of the doctrine of judicial precedent. (10 marks)
5 (a) Describe the formal process of statute creation. (15 marks)
(b) Identify and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of the formal process of statute creation.
(15marks)

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